change very soon.) It's located in a space that had previously been vacant but was originally industrial, which was supposed to be converted to retail. That didn't actually go through until ca. 2010-2011. Seabra had gutted the space, which was not intended to be used as a supermarket originally. The layout is pretty standard for Seabra, with produce and dairy in the first aisle, seafood and meat along the back wall, and deli and bakery in the last aisle. This store also has a café on the second floor.
piles of leafy greens to get you in the fresh-produce mood! (Ever notice how value-based supermarkets, like Extra in that link, display their bunches of greens horizontally and higher-end markets display their greens bunches vertically?)
Very similar layout to the Superfood in Allentown, actually.
Seafood (closer to produce) and butcher along the back wall of the store. The ceiling is great and very unusual, as it's exposed as the original industrial ceiling would have been. You definitely get the feeling of this being a repurposed industrial space, much more so than the ShopRite of Elizabeth, for example which is also a former industrial building. (That store will be coming soon in a full tour on the blog.)
In the far back corner of the store is the entrance to the café, which is on the second floor of the supermarket. The bakery and deli departments line the far side wall.
We'll have to supplement my own pictures with a few from Google Maps. Here's a look at the café on the second floor.
That's quite the cheese case for a small store! I unfortunately did not get to photograph the front-end, but we can use Google Maps for that. (Those checkout lights sure look like Edwards ones, except for the color. Maybe there were different colors used.)
Another Ironbound Seabra store tomorrow...
219 Chestnut St, Newark, NJ
Open Daily 7AM-10PM
Photographed June 2016